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chantry

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noun chan·try \ˈchan-trē\

Definition of chantry

plural chantries

  1. 1 :  an endowment for the chanting of masses commonly for the founder

  2. 2 :  a chapel endowed by a chantry



Origin of chantry

Middle English chanterie, from Anglo-French, literally, singing, from chanter


First Known Use: 14th century

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